It was inevitable but Barbie

It was inevitable but Barbie and her friends now have their very own Web log. I know that many people are upset that now “blogs” have been thoroughly commercialized, but if anything, these new sites point out the design and communications potential and pitfalls of daily public diaries. (The writing is poor on the Barbie sites but they are thoughtfully constructed, unlike most blogs.) In fact, I’ve become quite tired of folks who are somehow persuaded that the Internet was created under the sign of liberty and individual speech … partly because I used to be one in 1996.